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Amazon Prime Video is officially in South Africa

The Amazon Prime Video streaming service has officially gone global, launching in South Africa as well.

Amazon today announced that Amazon Prime Video is now available to customers in more than 200 countries and territories around the globe,” the company announced in a press statement.

“Customers can sign up for a Prime Video membership at PrimeVideo.com and watch on Android and iOS phones and tablets, Fire Tablets and popular LG and Samsung smart TVs,” the company explained.

The service is available to new regions at an “introductory price” of US$2.99 (or €2.99) per month for the first six months. Thereafter, users can expect to pay US$5.99 (€5.99) per month.

Amazon Prime Video goes global only a few weeks after The Grand Tour kicked off

“We are excited to announce that starting today, fans around the world have access to Prime Video,” said Tim Leslie, Vice President, International, Prime Video, in an emailed statement.

The Grand Tour and other critically acclaimed Amazon Original Series like Transparent, Mozart in the Jungle, and The Man in the High Castle, along with hundreds of popular Hollywood movies and TV shows, are now available at the introductory price of only 2.99 a month. And what’s really exciting is that we are just getting started.”

Worried about data usage? Well, Amazon Prime Video offers offline downloads as well as three user-selectable quality settings for streaming/downloading.

Author | Hadlee Simons

Hadlee Simons
Terrible puns make Hadlee Simons difficult to work with, but he brings over seven years of tech journalism experience to the table. When he's not at work or watching motorsport, he's in the foetal position on a jiu jitsu mat. More